Priya Mani to appear as VK Sasikala in ‘Thalaivi’, says reports
National award winning actress Priya Mani will essay the role of VK Sasikala, late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s close aide in the movie ‘Thalaivi’, a biopic on Jayalalithaa, says reports. Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut is playing the role of Jayalalithaa in the movie directed by AL Vijay.
According to reports, Aravind Swami will be seen in the role of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MGR.
Recently, the teaser of the movie featuring Kangana Ranaut has received mixed response from the audience. Kangana was trolled on social media over her look as Jayalalithaa.
Priya Mani was last seen in Mammootty starrer ‘Pathinettam Padi’ in a cameo role. Though it is reported that she is playing a pivotal role in ‘Thalaivi’, Priya has not confirmed the reports.
At the same time, two movies including ‘Thalaivi’ and a web series are being made on Jayalalithaa’s life. Trailer of the web series titled ‘Queen’ starring Ramya Krishnan and Indrajith was released on the occasion of Jayalaithaa’s death anniversary on December 5.
Another movie titled ‘Iron Lady’ starring Nithya Menon is directed by debutant Priyadhaarshini.